"When someone thinks of a brewer, they probably don't picture a petite woman with red pigtails. But with Tonya Cornett's amazing beers and growing collection of medals, things may change. From farm to consumption, women are fighting their way to become some of the most influential people in the craft beer world. Based in the Pacific NW, this documentary follows these inspirational women as they struggle to end stereotypes, handle their rising fame, and raise families in a 21 and over lifestyle. They're not doing it for feminism or equality-they're doing it for The Love of Beer."
Nitch has been called a beer feminist and can only nod and agree. I am a beer feminist, a black panter of the pint and I strive to educate the world in the beauty and magic of the culture of beer. Historically, throughout the world, women were the brewers. As soon as I tell women about this and other long lost norms of the beer world (like the female goddess of beer Ninkasi), women's ears perk up and they put their foot in the constantly closing door of male dominated beer drinking society. "Um. Hi. We were here first. Yeah.. thanks." Call it feminism if you life, but empowering women to take up a even position in something that was traditionally theirs is like deciding between a male and a female pregnancy doctor.
Midwives of brewing are returning to their post- as spokesmen, artistis, pub owners and more.
Times are turning back to a natural balance with the earth, society and ourselves- best place to start is with the things we consume. For the love of beer, let us consume and understand that around us. One pint at a time!